Friday, February 26, 2010

Feb. 26th 2010

I am glad this week has come to an end. Finally my H comes home today! We are all so excited to see him. It seems as tho he has been gone for months. I guess just so much has been going on.
I have been helping a friend in her store. She has a consignment store, she sells baby stuff. So I get all Jack's clothes and toys there. So that makes me feel good, helping someone out. Jack gets to play with lots of kids, and he needed that. He is having a very hard time at sharing. But he is 2!
Jack and Sam both went to the dr yesterday, Sam had to get a booster to go to middle school next year, the also gave her Malaria and chicken pox shots. So her arms hurt really bad, and the poor thing has violin today. Jack just was getting a re-check after being in the hospital, he is doing fine. He is getting better at using the neb.
Well, I better clean up this house a little for the hubby, then Jack and I are going to the store.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Hard Week....

It has been another hard week at our house. Jack started coughing and had a runny nose. I took him to the Dr on Tuesday to get his lungs checked, b/c his cold sounded so bad. But she said they were clear. So we went home and around 4:00pm I called them back and they didn't want to see him again. So I tried to relax and just keep a close eye on him. I put him to bed but I kept going in his room to check on him and around 8:30pm he woke up and he was working hard to breath so I told Sam to get dressed we are going to the ER.
We got there pretty fast not much traffic at that time! So we parked and went in. I wasn't really prepared at all, I didn't put any shoes on him no coat, he just had the 2 blankets from his bed. I also forgot the diaper bag in the car, but figured they had plenty there for us to use.
We waited a while in the waiting room, I was kind-of surprised.... Usually if it is a breathing problem they take you right back.
So they called us back and right away the nurse came in she was so nice her name was Liz. Then there was alot of dr and nursed coming in and out. Sam was also not feeling well, and she looked really hot her cheeks were all flushed. She started crying, I think she was just worried about Jack. She got some water and calmed down.
Then they gave him 2 neb treatments back to back then checked him and did 2 more back to back. He got to have a Laser on his toe like BUZZ lightyear (the pulse oxygen)
He had to be on oxygen, 2 liters. He hated that! They also gave him some prednisone.

They said he was going to be admitted, I wasn't expecting that. Then she said we are trying to see how he does on the oxygen I think is he would have needed more he would have gone into the PICU. I was so happy he didn't have to go in there!

By 3 am Sam was loosed up and so was Jack, he was feeling better. Sam was joking around with the dr. asking him where she could find some food, asking for the keys to the ambulance, even tho she wan't 16 yet. He told her all he had was a cracker, She said a cracker... I don' t want that. He said oh wait I might have something better. So he came back with a orange icee. She loved that!
Finally around 3:30 they had a room for him. So we went up to the 8th floor. Then the dr and nursed up there and tons of questions. OH, and the nurse said she had to go. She as Samantha, Yep my hubby's not here we just went threw the whole ER and now she had to leave. I was pissed, but I didn't have the energy to fight this nurse. So I called her papa to come and get her. She took it very personal. She was very upset. But I knew she would be fine and I had to be there with Jack he needed me, and I know that because he told me a million times..."mommy I need you" Even when I was holding him. Of course the first thing he said when he woke up and didn't see his sister was, "where is sissy!"
So we all know how it is in the hospital, they come in every 10 min and the machines are all beeping, and the beds are awful!
My mother in law came to town to take care of Sam, and I stayed with Jack. He was very good. All the nurses loved him. He finally got to go in the playroom, he didn't want to leave, I rode him around in a wagon with is buzz and woody. He loved that he could push the red button and his nurse would come in and get him whatever kind of juice he wanted.
When we left yesterday at 2:30 he said I like the post office. I said Jack this isn't the post office, it is the hospital, OH, I like the hospital.

So today he had to go to the allergy dr and they tested him, the only things he is really allergic to is Cat and Dog. Cat more than dog.
So he will have to neb 2 times a day and have a nose spray, then he goes back in 3 mo to get re-checked.

I am so tired I have to go to sleep.... goodnight blog land!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day 2010

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! (Jack is in love with potato heads)

Today we didn't do too much, My hubby had to go out of town for work. So we got up early, opened Valentine's, got him packed and out the door! We went to a first birthday party today, Jack enjoyed it!
I am still feeling tired, and not the same after my hospital ER experience on Wednesday. I started having really bad stomach pain around 11:30 am, I was go glad my hubby was off. But Sam had a friend come home with her from school. So we went to dinner, but I could barely walk, and definitely didn't want to eat anything. So we dropped her friend off and my hubby put the kids to bed and I went to the ER.
It was only 6:30pm so I didn't wait long, but did have to go threw the metal detector. But they got me right back, and in a room. I did have to wait a while before anyone came in. But I really didn't think it was going to take that long to figure out what was wrong. I got home at 2:30am.
They gave me morphine for the pain, I didn't think that was going to happen, and when they started putting it in my IV I freaked! I told the nurse not to put anymore in. I didn't want it. Then they were going to to a CAT Scan so I had to drink that nasty crap, and wait 2 hrs. But then I started not the liking the fact that I was alone. I thought these people don't give a crap about me, I could die in the room and they wouldn't even know. So I called my hubby and told him I needed someone up there with me. So his dad came and sat with the kids and he came up there. But before he got there I started to freak out again and I pushed the help button and it called housekeeping to my room number, so then I pushed it again and held it down and some guy said yes how can I help you and I said yeah I wanted a nurse.... Well, let me just say she never came and my hubby was there before she was.
They took blood, and ran tests, did the cat scan of my abdomen, they found a hernia. BUt they don't think that was causing my pain. But couldn't find anything. The next day I was still very sore. But I go to the dr in a couple of weeks so we will see what they say.

Yesterday my hubby and I celebrated our 13 year anniversary! We went for a drive down to the beach where we got married, it was funny because we never saw the house in daylight. It costed $30. It was fun going down memory lane. It has been a wonderful 13 years! I do believe I found my true love!
Happy Valentine's day I hope you had a day full of love!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Feb. 2, 2010

We still have lots of snow on the ground, it was nice for a day. But it can melt away now. When you don't have snow things the snow isn't much fun. But we only get this snow ever 10 years or so. But it was wonderful to see the white stuff.
Samantha has had a blast playing in it. Jack on the other hand doesn't like it at all he won't walk in it he just will freeze, and want to be held.
I am still trying to get the house clean but it is endless. I don't know why I can't wrap my brain around that my house will never be spotless, at least not every area at the same time.
Samantha has been out of school, they still don't have school tomorrow. I think on Sunday when my hubby went to the store they said they would be closing at 6pm b/c they haven't got their truck. That is just crazy to me where I grew up, everything still was open and life still went on. NOT here in Virginia, we get shut down!
Our heater has been broke so hopefully tomorrow they guy can put in a new one, if it's not raining. Thats the other thing today there was snow all over the streets and ground but it was raining, I don't think I have ever seen that in my life.
I had free movie passes so I took Jack, Sam and her friend to see Alvin, Jack did pretty good.
Well, I am off to bed, I am very sleepy.